Meet Matthew Pottinger's Virologist Wife Yen Duong Pottinger As He Prepares To Appear Before Jan 6 Committee


Matthew Pottinger to be testified before the House Jan. 6 committee on Thursday: His wife Yen pottinger, children, and Net worth ( Source : Ghanafuo )

The House Jan. 6 committee will hear testimony from Matthew Pottinger, a former National Security Council (NSC) employee, on Thursday (July 21). 

Some people are curious to know about his wife Yen Duong Pottinger, children, and net worth. If so, then you land on the right page. Here you begin.

Who Is Yen Duong Pottinger? Meet Matthew Pottinger's Wife And Children

Yen Duong is the wife of Matthew Pottinger, a former deputy national security adviser for the United States. She is a virologist who escaped Vietnam with her family after the Vietnam War and emigrated to the United States as a child.

It's difficult to estimate Yen's age because her actual birth date has been kept a mystery. However, it is believed that she is in her 40s.

According to her LinkedIn profile, she works with ICAP at Columbia University as a senior technical consultant for laboratory surveillance. She began serving in the post in 2015. Before that, She worked at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as a microbiologist from 2007 to 2015.

She had previously worked on AIDS and TB with the CDC in the USA.

She has completed her bachelor's degree in Chemistry from McGill University while her doctorate in Philosophy from the University of California, Davis.

She has been blissfully married to her spouse since they tied the knot in 2014. They reside in Utah and have two kids.

What Is The Net Worth Of Matthew Pottinger?

According to speculations regarding his estates and possessions, he began the year with a net worth of more than 15 million dollars. With a net worth in the six figures, he is undoubtedly a wealthy man.

The 49-year-old journalist and U.S. Marine Corps officer reportedly earn an average of more than $ 2 million per year.

Pottinger entered the Trump administration in 2017, and shortly after the uprising on January 6, 2021, he quit the National Security Council.

Matthew Pottinger Jan 6 testimony

According to a source with firsthand information, Matthew Pottinger, a former member of the National Security Council (NSC), will testify before the House Jan. 6 committee on Thursday. 

Pottinger began working for the Trump administration in 2017 and left his position at the National Security Council soon after the Jan. 6 uprising in 2021. Pottinger informed "Face the Nation" host Margaret Brennan in February 2021 that she should go because it was the point where I believed that it was appropriate for me to quit.

He has previously given testimony to the committee. Pottinger claimed in a portion of his previously-recorded video testimony that he chose to resign after former President Donald Trump tweeted that former Vice President Mike Pence should have had more courage during a hearing in June.

Pottinger holds the title of distinguished visiting fellow at the Hoover Institution, a public policy think tank that carries out research to address issues including improving educational performance and boosting economic development.

During three combat deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan between 2007 and 2010, Pottinger served as a U.S. Marine before taking up his position in the White House, according to his biography on the website of the Hoover Institute. He also worked as a reporter for Reuters and the Wall Street Journal while in China.

In addition to starting and running an Asia-focused risk consultancy, he also oversaw the Asia research for a New York investment fund.

He oversaw the Trump administration's efforts in the Indo-Pacific area in the White House, particularly its change in China policy. According to the Hoover Institute, he coordinated all facets of national security strategy while serving on the NSC.

Sarah Matthews, the deputy press secretary in the Trump administration, is also scheduled to speak at the House committee hearing on Thursday in front of a live audience. The committee has not officially confirmed the witnesses from Thursday. CNN broke the news of the witnesses' identities first.

Former deputy national security adviser Charles Kupperman told CBS News that he anticipates Pottinger's testimony on Thursday will portray the West Wing as being in disarray.

Kupperman contacted Pottinger on January 6 after learning that Mayor Muriel Bowser of Washington, D.C. was having trouble getting through to the White House regarding the status of the National Guard and whether or not the order to deploy had been given.

According to Kupperman, Pottinger proceeded to White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, who reportedly believed the order to deploy the guard and secure the Capitol had already been given.

Kupperman anticipates that the hearing on Thursday would center on his conversation with Pottinger on January 6.

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